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Wayne Simmonds scores first career hat trick

Apr 20, 2013, 10:28 PM EDT

Despite beating the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 on Saturday, many Philadelphia Flyers players and fans probably won’t hold onto today’s memories for very long. Winger Wayne Simmonds doesn’t fit into that group, though.

The 24-year-old forward scored the first hat trick and recorded the first four-point night of his NHL career* tonight (including the game-winner). Watch his trio of tallies below:

That gives Simmonds 31 points in 42 games this season. That gives him a .74 point-per-game average, topping the career-high .6 mark he generated during his debut year with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2011-12.

* – According to Anthony SanFilippo of the team’s Web site.

  1. phillyphannn83 - Apr 20, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    yay

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 20, 2013 at 11:16 PM

      whoo whoo

      • aklolzer - Apr 20, 2013 at 11:27 PM

        Is there an owl in here?

  2. jimw81 - Apr 20, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    i guess this team doesnt want to suck for myers. watch them win last three games to piss off the fan base…

    • hockeyfan28 - Apr 21, 2013 at 12:54 AM

      Don’t think the Flyers need to suck to get Tyler Myers…come to think of it
      he’s not that great anyway

    • sizzle299 - Apr 21, 2013 at 8:22 AM

      losing on purpose is classless move. that’s not what the team or city is about, unlike others.

  3. dipspit55 - Apr 21, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    Three Bananas

  4. ibieiniid - Apr 21, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    dipspit… more like dipsh**

  5. nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:40 AM

    Nice job Wayne. Just 49 more hat tricks and you tie the record for players named Wayne. And this could well be the spark that gets the Flyers going in this crucial final week. What? Really? Oh, isn’t that a shame.

    • sizzle299 - Apr 21, 2013 at 8:23 AM

      Give the man his due. That’s one more NHL hat trick than you will ever have, and on top of that he’d whoop your ass and Gretzky’s at the same time.

  6. bobhpine - Apr 21, 2013 at 2:06 AM

    So clutch.

    What an awesome team. Just pile that victory onto the heaping mound of other regular season wins!

    In case you didn’t know, the Flyers have a crazy huge number of regular season victories that completely mitigates the fact that they haven’t won a cup since the time when the US was still fighting the Vietnam War….AND! And the owners have never gone bankrupt, which is basically better than winning the Stanley cup every year. What a great franchise.

    1
    9
    7
    5

    • sizzle299 - Apr 21, 2013 at 8:24 AM

      Show me on the doll where the bad man touched you.

    • ml3939 - Apr 21, 2013 at 10:29 AM

      Bobhpini

      • ml3939 - Apr 21, 2013 at 10:30 AM

        Bobhpiningforattention

  7. areyesrn - Apr 21, 2013 at 7:41 AM

    i’d like to see what Carolina Hurricanes fans felt about Simmonds last night on twitter

  8. President Charles Logan - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    The Flyers really play their best clutch hockey…………………………………..in meaningless games

  9. whammy71 - Apr 21, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    What’s up losers! How was the first day of golf season?

    Cry about injuries all you want. Pens have been missing Sid, Geno, Neal and Martin…..and still win!

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